In September, retail sales fell 1.3%

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In September 2021, retail trade fell by 1.3% after decreasing by 4.3% in August, in the seasonally adjusted series. The quarterly moving average decreased by 0.9%.

In the series without seasonal adjustment, retail trade fell by 5.5%, after falling 4.1% in August. Retail accumulates 3.8% in the year and 3.9% in 12 months.

In expanded retail trade, which includes vehicles, motorcycles, parts and pieces and construction material, sales volume decreased by 1.1%, after falling 3.0% in the previous month. The moving average for the quarter ended in September was -0.9%. Compared to September 2020, the expanded retail fell 4.2%. In the year, the expanded retail accumulates an increase of 8.0% and, in 12 months, of 7.0%.

The volume of retail sales, from August to September 2021, fell by 1.3%, the second consecutive decline after reaching, in July, its second highest level since the beginning of the Covid -19 pandemic (March 2020) . The quarterly moving average for retail, after a decrease of 0.8% in the quarter ended in August, dropped again (-0.9%) in September. There were drops in six of the eight activities surveyed by the Monthly Trade Survey.

Compared to the same month in 2020, retail also retreated (-5.5%) for the second consecutive month, after a series of five consecutive months of positive rates. As a result, the retail level, on an upward trajectory from March to July 2021, started to retreat again, reaching levels comparable to April 2021 and February 2020.

In September, six of the eight activities showed a decrease in the seasonally adjusted series

On seasonally adjusted series, from August to September 2021, among the eight sectors investigated by the Monthly Trade Survey for retail trade and ten of the expanded retail trade, there was a predominance of negative rates, reaching six of the eight surveyed activities: Office, computer and communication equipment and supplies (-3,6%), Furniture and appliances (-3,5%), Fuels and lubricants (-2,6%), Other articles for personal and household use (-2,2%), Hypermarkets, supermarkets, food products, beverages and tobacco (-1,5%) e Fabrics, clothing and shoes (-1,1%).

On the other hand, two activities showed stability: Books, newspapers, magazines and stationery (0,0%) e Pharmaceutical, medical, orthopedic, perfumery and cosmetic items (0,1%).

No expanded retail trade, the activity of Vehicles, motorcycles, parts and pieces registered a drop of 1.7% between August and September, while Construction material fell 1.1%, both, respectively, after changing 0.3% and falling 1.2% in August.

On compared to the same month of the previous year, in the series without seasonal adjustment, there were seven negative rates of the eight activities surveyed: : Furniture and appliances (-22,6%), Office, computer and communication equipment and supplies (-14,8%), Other articles for personal and household use (-6,9%), Fuels and lubricants (-4,0%), Hypermarkets, supermarkets, food products, beverages and tobacco (-3,7%), Books, newspapers, magazines and stationery (-3,4%) e Fabrics, clothing and shoes (-0.1%). The only sector on the rise was Pharmaceutical, medical, orthopedic, perfumery and cosmetic items (4,3%)

O expanded retail trade fell 4.2% compared to September 2020. Vehicles and motorcycles, parts and pieces grew 2.9% and the Construction material fell 10.3%.

Six of the eight retail activities retreated from September 2020

The sales volume of the segment of Furniture and appliances fell 22.6% compared to September 2020, fourth negative rate after four months in the positive field. As a result, activity exerted the greatest contribution in the absolute composition of the year-on-year rate, adding -2.7 pp to the total of -5.5% in retail trade. In relation to the year, the sector accumulates, from January to September, -0.9% in relation to the same period of the previous year, the first rate in the negative field in the second half of 2021. The indicator accumulated in the last twelve months presented a positive rate of 3.1%, below the accumulated up to August (7.7%).

the sector of Hypermarkets, supermarkets, food products, beverages and tobacco, with a decrease of 3.7% compared to September 2020, registered the eighth consecutive fall in this comparison. The segment was the second that contributed the most, in the negative field, to the total of the indicator, adding -1.7 pp to the interannual indicator of retail. The result of the accumulated in the year has changed minimally in the last five months (-2.7%, -2.7%, -2.6%, -2.9% and -3.0% in May, June, July, August and September, respectively). The analysis by the indicator accumulated in the last twelve months, which registered a decrease of 1.4% in September, showed an intensification of the rhythm of decline in relation to August (-0.8%).

Other articles for personal and household use, which includes department stores, optical, jewelry, sporting goods, toys, etc., had a drop of 6.9% compared to September 2020, the second negative result after 14 months of increases. The result of the index accumulated in the year, up to September (22.1%), compared to the previous month (26.9%), showed a loss of rhythm. The indicator accumulated in the last twelve months registered an increase of 18.5%, with a loss of 1.5 pp compared to the result of August (21.0%)

the sector of Fuels and lubricants, with a 4.0% decrease in sales volume compared to September 2020, had its first month in the negative field after five consecutive months of rates in the positive field for the interannual indicator. As a result, in the accumulated result for the year, from 3.9% up to August to 2.9% up to September, the activity shows a loss in sales. In the annualized indicator, accumulated in the last twelve months, the rates remained in the positive field for the consecutive month (0.3% in August and 0.4% in September) after 17 months of accumulating negative rates.

the segment of Office, computer and communication equipment and supplies decreased 14.8% in volume of the interannual indicator, compared to September 2020. The index accumulated in the year (2.3%) up to September was positive by 0.3% lower than in July (4.1%). In the accumulated result for the year, the result was positive at 0.3% up to September, below the one registered up to August (2.3%). The indicator accumulated in the last twelve months (-3.3%) presented an intensification in the rhythm of fall in sales compared to August (-2.7%).

the activity of Books, newspapers, magazines and stationery registered a drop of 3.4% compared to September 2020, reversing a negative sign for this indicator, recorded in the month of August (1.4%). The index accumulated in the year, when changing from -20.7% until August to -19.4% until September, indicates a reduction in the loss of rhythm, the same movement of the annualized indicator, accumulated in the last twelve months, which changed from -25.2 % until August to -23.1% until September.

the sector of Fabrics, clothing and shoes recorded a variation of -0.1% compared to September 2020, a result that ends a series of five positive rates in this comparison. As a result, the indicator accumulated in the year up to the reference month changed from 28.1% in August to 24.0% in September, while the indicator accumulated in the last twelve months, when changing from 11.1% in August to 11, 8% in September, registers the fourth positive rate for this indicator.

the activity of Pharmaceutical, medical, orthopedic and perfumery articles, presented an increase of 4.3% in sales compared to September 2020, registering the sixteenth consecutive positive change, compared to the same month of the previous year. The sector, therefore, contributed the most, in the positive field, to the absolute rate of retail trade, adding 0.4 pp to the total. In relation to the index accumulated in the year, until August the sector registered 13.3%, changing to 12.3% with the addition of September. In the result accumulated in the last twelve months, up to August, the increase had been 13.4%, changing to 12.5% ​​in September.

No expanded retail trade, the sector of Vehicles, motorcycles, parts and pieces grew 2.9% in relation to September 2020, its seventh consecutive positive rate, exerting the greatest positive contribution to the October result. The indicator accumulated in the year through September, increase of 21.6%, shows a loss of rhythm, compared to the month of August (25.9%). The index accumulated in the last twelve months, when registering up to September, 14.8%, points to growth in the pace of sales for the fifth consecutive month.

With a drop of 10.3% compared to September 2020, the Construction material counts the third negative rate after a period of thirteen months of positive rates, in this comparison. Thus, accumulated in the year up to September (9.7%) shows a decrease in the sales rhythm when compared to the month of August (12.9%). The index accumulated in the last twelve months changed from 16.0% in August to 12.0% in September.

sales fall in 25 of the 27 Federation Units compared to august

From August 2021 to September 2021, in the seasonally adjusted series, the national average rate of sales of the retail business retreated 1.3%, with a predominance of negative results in 25 of the 27 Federation Units, highlighting: Mato Grosso do Sul (-3.9%), Santa Catarina (-3.6%) and Rio Grande do Norte ( -3.4%).

On the other hand, in the positive field, there are 2 of the 27 Federation Units: Acre (0.4%) and Mato Grosso (0.2%).

For the same comparison, in the expanded retail trade, the negative change between August and September (-1.1%), was followed by 23 of the 27 Federation Units, with emphasis on: Mato Grosso do Sul (-4.7%), Tocantins (-4.0%) and Maranhão (-3.6%). On the other hand, there were hikes in 4 of the 27 Federation Units, with highlights for: Pernambuco (2.9%), Ceará (1.3%) and Goiás (1.0%), from August to September.

In relation to September 2020, sales of the national retail trade decreased in 26 of the 27 Federation Units, with highlights to: Maranhão (-12.3%), Sergipe (-11.9%) and Rondônia (-11.8%). On the other hand, with a positive result, only one of the 27 Federation Units: Espírito Santo (4.4%).

No expanded retail trade, in comparison with September 2020, the regional distribution showed a predominance of negative results in 20 of the 27 Federation Units, with emphasis on: Maranhão (-11.5%), Amazonas (-10.9%) and Amapá (-9 .4%). On the other hand, with positive pressures, there are 7 of the 27 Federation Units, with highlights to: Pernambuco (13.9%), Goiás (6.2%) and Mato Grosso do Sul (4.2%).

Source: IBGE Agency




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